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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 2:54am

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Is this Dale? Can't Post

There is no way of confirming the authenticity of these images, but the poster identified them as film sets of the ruined Dale:

http://www.picvalley.net/v.php?p=u/2753/4560009397586051941337865592771KPlCqUcbErDCaZmgU.JPG


The rooftops of some of the buildings (red tile) also seem to coincide with earlier set pictures that were identified as Dale.

If so, they look rather nice to me...

What say you?


(This post was edited by Shelob'sAppetite on May 31 2012, 2:55am)


Sinister71
Tol Eressea


May 31 2012, 3:04am

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Looks similar to [In reply to] Can't Post

Dol Guldur where we see Gandalf... I could be wrong, but some of the building faces remind me of those of Dol Guldur


SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 31 2012, 3:05am

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I think these are among the few real spy photos to be posted here [In reply to] Can't Post

since the Hobbit has been in production...

Wonder how long they will remain?


SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 31 2012, 3:07am

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GMTA. Reminds me of the DG bit from the trailer. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 3:28am

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On a surface level, perhaps [In reply to] Can't Post

But these pictures clearly show a ruined human city, and not a Necromancer's evil lair. The only similarity between these images and those are the leave-less trees, and some of the stonework.

If you look closely, you will see rows of houses with red-tiled rooftops, carved stone roosters (and ducks?), etc. This is definitely a once-thriving civilization gone defunct.

Now, it is possible that the long stone causeway is part of a Dol Guldur set, and that multiple sets were placed in one location, but I doubt it...

These images look very similar to the other brief glimpses of Dale we have seen, though in both cases, their authenticity was never confirmed...

My guess? These are indeed images of a ruined Dale. And the fact that the production team bothered to create full sets of a ruined Dale tells me that Bilbo and company may walk through them before reaching the mountain...

<a href="http://www.picvalley.net/v.php?p=u/2753/4560009397586051941337865592771KPlCqUcbErDCaZmgU.JPG">photo</a>


(This post was edited by Shelob'sAppetite on May 31 2012, 3:30am)


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 3:31am

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Here it is embedded [In reply to] Can't Post

Edited to remove oversized image.

For those that don't want to follow the original link, this post further down the thread contains the properly sized image.


(This post was edited by Earl on May 31 2012, 6:01am)


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

May 31 2012, 4:05am

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Way, way, way too big [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry, but that pic is going to get removed as soon as an admin sees it.

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 4:07am

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How, exactly [In reply to] Can't Post

Do I resize and repost it?

I don't have any photo-sharing accounts, so perhaps someone else could repost in an acceptable format?


(This post was edited by Shelob'sAppetite on May 31 2012, 4:10am)


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

May 31 2012, 4:10am

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Don't know, sorry [In reply to] Can't Post

There are guides someplace around here. Hopefully someone more knowing than I will be able to give you a hand.

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Chopsta123
Gondor


May 31 2012, 4:22am

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you can use image hosting sites like [In reply to] Can't Post

photobucket.com or imageshack.us for free.

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 4:31am

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Thanks, Chopsta [In reply to] Can't Post

But I am contractually prohibited from using such sites by an employer, as they often reveal your email address (whether that is your intention or not). Would you mind uploading the image to photobucket, re-sizing and re-posting it here?


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 4:33am

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There's also [In reply to] Can't Post

Quite a bit of snow all over these ruins, which suggests to me that they sit on the slopes of the Lonely Mountain...


Magpie
Immortal


May 31 2012, 4:36am

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so create an anonymous email address [In reply to] Can't Post

anonymous@gmail.com

I have control of 5 different email accounts and I've abandoned two more.


Picasa is the online photo sharing site I use.


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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 4:51am

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A smaller pic [In reply to] Can't Post



Edited to replace oversized image Smile


(This post was edited by Earl on May 31 2012, 6:10am)


MrCere
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May 31 2012, 4:55am

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Sure you want to know? {NT} [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

May 31 2012, 4:59am

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Yes, quite [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile


Earl
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May 31 2012, 6:16am

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FYI even this picture didn't meet the message board specifications... [In reply to] Can't Post

 and since I had a few minutes I took the liberty of setting it right.

By the way, the link to the TORn Image Posting Guide is in Magpie's footer (here's the direct link).



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lurtz2010
Rohan

May 31 2012, 6:49am

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looks awesome [In reply to] Can't Post

the whole town is burnt and crumbling and overgrown, I imagined Dale looking abit like Osgiliath but this is so much better.


DanielLB
Immortal


May 31 2012, 7:29am

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Looks good to me!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Although, why does it look like there is a dinosaur hanging from the cieling in one of the pictures?


DanielLB
Immortal


May 31 2012, 7:30am

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Me too!! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's not Hobbit related at all is it Cool


duats
Grey Havens

May 31 2012, 8:54am

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Looks like it could be Dale to me [In reply to] Can't Post

Nice find.


dormouse
Half-elven


May 31 2012, 9:01am

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Is it just me.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... or do those look more like a (very good) scale model than a life-sized set?

Intriguing, anyway, whatever they are.


DanielLB
Immortal


May 31 2012, 10:08am

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On closer inspection [In reply to] Can't Post

The picture above the bottom right one interests me most (i.e. the one right of the two smallest ones).

Did the people have anything to do with animals? Because it looks to me that the green statue (left side of picture) is a rooster/chicken facing/running towards us (you can also see the claw above the second R). You can also clearly see the comb and wattle!

There is also a similar green shape on the bottom right; and what looks to be like an ostrich hanging from the ceiling Laugh


Calmandcloudless
Lorien


May 31 2012, 10:25am

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The ostrich [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, I'm intrigued by it too (although I'd have said it seems to be a fairly good likeness of a goose). I'm trying to work out how it's supported - is it on one of the wire-type things coming down from above? Are the wires attached to the column with the disc on top? Did old Dale have an ornamental poultry-themed merry-go-round? And if so, why?? Crazy


DanielLB
Immortal


May 31 2012, 10:28am

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You're right [In reply to] Can't Post

It does look like a goose or a duck! Glad I'm not the only one seeing things!

Maybe it's some sort of outside park/open area - a recreational area for whoever lives here? I can see one of the dwarves trying to have a go on this merry-go-round Laugh

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